Nur Fiona Önen AlbringBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2078 (Published 17 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2078
- Alev Önen
Nur Fiona Önen Albring was born in Izmir, Turkey, with her identical twin sister on 17 December 1975. They were the much loved daughters of a Scottish mother and Turkish father. Nur was born with large congenital melanocytic naevi. When the twins were 4, the family moved to Scotland, so Nur could undergo numerous pioneering operations to remove some of her moles at Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow. This experience instilled a strong desire in her to become a doctor, something she worked hard to achieve, graduating at the age of 23, from Glasgow University with a MBChB and BSc in microbiology (with commendation).
After completing her preregistration year as a junior house officer in Glasgow, Nur travelled to New South Wales in Australia. There she spent two years completing further training in emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and health promotion and addiction …